Galaxy S4 I9500
Flyme OS ROM for Galaxy S4 I9500.XDA

The Flyme OS ROM based on CyanogenMod is another new custom build for the Galaxy S4 (I9500) powered by Exynos 5 octa-core processor. The latest release of the build with pre-loaded Google Apps brings a number of tweaks and fixes.

ROM details

  • odex
  • Not rooted
  • Based on CM
  • Stock Music player
  • Google Apps included
  • This is the First Beta Edition

Changelog (v3.7.9R)

  • Repair bright screen
  • Tactile feedback, support to return and menu built tactile feedback when you drag the icon
  • Fixes to the input field to set the question of error
  • Repair browse home page of the car home
  • Add camera default setting is 1300W
  • Repair only take effect after setting the theme wallpaper, dials, and other interface issues invalid music player interface
  • Repair the problem of overlapping lyrics and format
  • Root unsuccessful repair a key issue
  • Power saving mode
Galaxy S4
screenshot of Flyme OS ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500.

The custom firmware has been shared by recognised XDA contributor, AL_IRAQI.

Those who wish to update their Galaxy S4 to Flyme OS ROM featuring Android 4.4.4, may follow the installation guide.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet the following requirements.

Pre-requisites

  • Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S4 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it.
  • As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device has any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or TWRP then backup data using the same.
  • If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S3 should have above 80% battery charge.
  • The phone should be rooted and have the latest version of ClockworkMod recovery.
  • Android 4.4.4 Flyme OS ROM works only with Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
  • After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
  • Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.

Download file: Flyme OS

How to install Android 4.4.4 on Galaxy S4 I9500 with Flyme OS ROM

Step-1: Connect and mount Galaxy S4 USB memory on the computer using USB cable. Now copy the downloaded Android 4.4.4 ROM file to the SD card of the phone. Ensure the file is in the SD card root, not in any folder

Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off

Step-3: Enter into CWM recovery mode. To do so, switch on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together

Step-4: In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/ factory reset. Use the Power button to select while in Recovery Mode

Step-5: Perform a cache wipe by selecting wipe cache partition

Step-6: Perform a wipe of dalvik cache. This is optional but users are recommended to do this, so that the device will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to advanced then select wipe dalvik cache

Step-7: Return to the main recovery menu and select install zip from sdcard

Step-8: Select choose zip from sdcard. Using the Volume keys navigate to Android 4.4.4 ROM zip, which was earlier copied to the Phone's SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen

Step-9: After the ROM is installed, repeat the similar procedure to install Gapps file on the phone

Step-10: When the installation process is completed, return to the custom recovery screen and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. The phone will take about five minutes to boot for the first time

The Flyme OS Android 4.4.4 custom firmware should now be installed on the Galaxy S4. Navigate to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version.

[Source: Team Android]